Posts Tagged Professional basketball

Howard returns, Rockets beat Pelicans 95-93

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) is blocked by Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard during  the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and the Houston Rockets handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday night.

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Bulls beat Raptors for fifth straight time, 116-103

Chicago Bulls' Jimmy Butler (21) drives along the base line as Toronto Raptors' DeMar DeRozan defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)

TORONTO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls are feeling good about themselves as they head toward the playoffs.

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George Hill’s layup lifts Pacers over Wizards 103-101

Indiana Pacers forward Solomon Hill (44) shoots in front of Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — George Hill’s driving layup with 2.7 seconds left lifted the Indiana Pacers over the Washington Wizards 103-101 on Wednesday night, snapping the Pacers’ six-game losing streak.

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Hawks rally in 4th, down Magic 95-83 to end losing streak

Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo (5) gets off a shot over Atlanta Hawks' Kent Bazemore, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Paul Millsap had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 95-83 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.

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AP Source: Mark Price to take over as Charlotte 49ers coach

In this Sept. 29, 2014, file photo, Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Mark Price poses for a photo during the NBA basketball team's media day in Charlotte, N.C. A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte 49ers have hired Price to become their new men's basketball coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, on condition of anonymity because the hire has not been publicly announced. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte has hired Mark Price as its basketball coach, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

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